These compact Hawke Nature-Trek binoculars have a single hinge design and will easily fit into the palm of your hand and are suitable for wide variety of outdoor activities, but excel in situations where a small size and low weight are important. This includes hiking, camping and traveling.
They feature a lightweight body, with a rubber-coated exterior that adds grip and provides further protection to the optics contained within. The large focus wheel is easy to reach and the ultra-fast focus system allows you to cover the entire focal plane with less that one full turn.
You can be sure of a good quality image as the optical system is the same as that used in the full-size models, but just with a more compact arrangement. The small 25mm lenses help keep size and weight to a minimum, but as with a window, smaller ones let in less light and as such these binoculars perform best in good light conditions during the day.
The wide field of view offers these up as a great choice for birding as it allows you to more easily locate and then follow small birds as they move about. This wide view and small size also make this the ideal binocular to pop in a daysack and take along to sporting events or outdoor concerts as it enables you to take in more of the action without having to pan the view about.
By opening and closing the hinges, you can adjust the distance between the eye cups to match that of your eyes. These have a good range of between 5.4cm to 7.2cm and thus they are suitable for both adults and older children.
As with most compacts, the eye relief at 13mm is minimal. This is fine for most users, but if you wear glasses, you will probably be better off with the slightly larger 8x32 Nature-Trek that has an ample 18mm.
Hawke Nature-Trek binoculars received an award for all-round 8x42 model as being the best low cost binocular in 2014. Previously produced with open-bridge design, the Nature-Trek series now integrates single-hinge design build between the top of the barrels, which still gives you enough space for a proper grip. They are ultra-lightweight, waterproof, fog-proof and have great optical features with fully multi-coated system, phase correction and prism coatings as well. They are perfect for everyday use of birdwatchers, hunters and other wildlife enthusiasts.
Nature-Trek binoculars are build out of a polycarbonate body that makes them extremely lightweight. This helps you with comfortable handling for longer periods of time. The portability is less fatiguing and top-hinge design also helps with a better grip, since they leave more space to wrap your hands around. This body is tightly sealed and helps to prevent the water to enter and damage the construction. It also helps to eliminate corroding with the help of nitrogen gas filling, which also prevents internal fogging and occurrence of the mold in a long run. Nature-Trek binoculars are enclosed in rubber armouring, which is very thick and hard. They also integrate a tripod adaptable screw to mount them on a tripod and make steady images. Focusing gives very fine results due to large central focusing wheel, but is less smooth due to little resistance in the mechanism. There is also right-eye diopter below the eyecups that is tightly set on the barrel and won’t move by accident.
Nature-Trek offers binoculars with great optical performance, due to BaK-4 glass and fully multi-coated system. This significantly improves light transmission levels and prevents major distortions to occur such as chromatic aberration or inner reflections. The applied silver coatings and phase corrected coatings on the prisms help with incredibly vivid and crisp images. The series offers wider field of view for quick tracking of the subjects such as big birds. Generous close focusing distance allows you to observe the objects up close, from plants, flowers, insects etc. Nature-Trek binoculars offer multi-positioned eyecups with two click-stops to position your eyes to the proper distance from the ocular lenses without vignetting.
The Nature-Trek comes in a soft case to store binoculars with its own strap for carrying and a belt loop in case you want to carry them around the waist. There are also objective lens covers and eyepiece lens covers against scratches added. For comfortable carrying there is also a neck strap in the box.
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Hawke offers 10 years of warranty for Nature-Trek series. The warranty claim is non-transferable and the proof of purchase must be presented. You can register your Hawke binoculars here and avoid the further complications in case the proof of purchase might get lost in the future. The company repairs or replaces damaged products without charge. However, it doesn’t include No Fault Policy – doesn’t cover damages due to mishandling, misuse, neglect or accidental damage. Wear items such as lens covers are not covered.
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|Binoculars series||Hawke Nature-Trek Compact|
|In production since||-|
|Prism type||Roof - Schmidt/Pechan|
|Field of view...||119m/1000m|
|Field of view (deg.).||6.82°|
|Apparent field of view (deg.).||0°|
|Lens coating||Fully Multicoated|
|Diopter setting position||Right eye-piece|
|Body type||Single hindge|